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Abkhazia accuses Georgia of firing on customs car

SUKHUM (Itar-Tass) -- Abkhazia’s authorities have accused Georgian secret services of firing on a car with customs officers, chairman of the State Customs Committee of Abkhazia Said Tarkil told ITAR-TASS.

One of the Abkhazian customs officers was killed, another two were injured as a result of shooting on the car in which they were staying. According to Said Tarkil, the car with the customs officers was approaching the police post situated in the village of Saberio in immediate proximity to the Georgian-Abkhazian border when it was fired on from automatic arms.

"The customs officers opened return fire, but the attackers escaped to the adjacent Georgian territory," Tarkil said. "As a result, one customs officer Gennady Kvitsinia died and his two colleagues Dzhigania and Bagatelia got injuries and were brought to the republican hospital in Sukhum."

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